Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

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By 2020, the number of jobs for all U.S. Data science skills are the most challenging to recruit for and create massive headaches for companies if not filled. ROBOTICS. Previously, industrial robots were used almost exclusively for large assembly. By Charles Sosnik.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room.

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Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. In the movie, moviegoers often see the world through “the terminator” robot’s vision.

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What's That Liberal Art Degree Worth?

Edsurge

Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites. Fill out this form and we'll get your information in front of attending companies. In his book, Anders describes how software companies are increasingly creating a need for people with a “modicum of technical literacy,” people who can translate data, show a bigger picture result from snippets of information and basically get people on the same page. Sure, coding is cool.

In Tynker’s Latest Partnership with Mattel, Kids Can Undertake “Careers” with Barbie

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Robotics Engineer. The partnership ties into where the almost five-year-old company sees itself in the future. This is not the first time the two companies have partnered. According to a press release from Mattel, the two companies will host a digital event in the future to encourage more kids to pick up coding, and will “also work together to provide teachers with the tools needed to leverage this content in the classroom.” Musician. Astronaut. Pastry Chef.

What’s next in technology? Gartner looks five years ahead

Bryan Alexander

By 2020, autonomous software agents outside of human control will participate in five percent of all economic transactions. ” By 2018, 45 percent of the fastest-growing companies will have fewer employees than instances of smart machines.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Based Company. Company.

Colleges are adding programs in a once-decimated industry — manufacturing

The Hechinger Report

But the strong economy, and the return of manufacturing operations to the United States as labor costs rise abroad , have led some companies to add jobs. Vermont is looking to increase employment and production at manufacturing companies throughout the state.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. Siemens also serves on the advisory board of learning analytics company Civitas Learning and is a mentor to startups in Intel’s Education Accelerator. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

Hillary Clinton Lays Out Multi-Point Tech, Innovation Plan

Marketplace K-12

Hillary Clinton, in a wide-ranging technology plan outlined at a Denver campaign stop today, proposed student loan deferment for startup founders, and connectivity to high-speed internet in every American household by 2020.

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Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started

Edsurge

Now, she’s referred to as LEGO Lady at P.S. 34, where she teaches science, LEGO engineering, and robotics. Problems (that we all know about) Educators across the globe are increasingly familiar with the staggering statistics: Between 2010 and 2020, STEM jobs growth will outpace all other jobs at 1 8.7% , leading to an estimated 1.1 Companies like Intel and Apple have launched diversity initiatives, but we have much work to do. “I can barely fix a printer.

An Rx for poverty? A career in nursing

The Hechinger Report

Benjamin Pring, co-founder of the Center for the Future of Work at technology company Cognizant. But because nursing demands interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, it can’t easily be done by robots, say futurists, medical professionals and technology experts.

Hack Education Weekly News

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science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” ” I’ll be adding student loan company Quiklo to the ed-tech dead pool. Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Generation next

Learning with 'e's

The class of 2020 may have expectations about learning which run counter to the ethos of the traditional university. As global management consultants McKinsey and Company rightly identify, jobs in the near future will increasingly come under threat from artificial intelligence and robotics.

Why Building a Diverse Workforce Requires Computer Science Mandates in Schools

Edsurge

African-Americans and Latino/Hispanics make up a tiny fraction of the overwhelmingly white, male-dominated workforce of major technology companies. based technology companies is African-American or Latino/Hispanic, and only one is a woman—Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM. The WEF projects that this revolution will displace five million jobs across 15 major developed and emerging economies by 2020. and 2 times more likely to attend school with a robotics club.

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” Oh sure sure, this isn’t exactly education technology news, except for the part where Khosla invests in education technology companies and his wife founded the open education organization CK–12. Via Buzzfeed : “ Teachers Unions Think 2020 Is When They Will Defeat The Charter School Democrats.” Wikispaces Classroom (and free wikis from the company, now owned by TES ) joins the ed-tech dead pool.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company. By 2012 – yes, thanks to its hardware business – Apple’s stock had risen to the point that the company was worth a record-breaking $624 billion.

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Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning

techlearning

In truth, the term AI has (arguably) gained more notoriety for storylines of killer robots (and the occasional Wall-e) hell-bent on destroying mankind than for its practical use and business benefits. The other 80 percent is held inside companies, generally not being used.”

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Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). And there’s more on how schools and companies violate athletes’ privacy in the data and privacy section below. Equifax CEO Richard Smith says he will resign from his position after news broke that the company had suffered a massive data breach.

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” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.). ” (Learndirect is a job training company that has a major contract with the UK government.). ” Speaking of Udacity , the company has responded to the outcry about its all-male, mostly-white advisory board by dissolving it. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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After School Innovation in New Zealand – Matt Richards, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

Ten years ago I was working as the managing editor of a publishing company. Automation, robotics and A.I. By 2020, the whole world may be online. Innovative education doesn’t just happen during the traditional school day.

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No disclosure in this or its Class Central article that it shares investors with these MOOC companies.). From the Coursera blog : “Building India ’s Workforce for 2020.” the nation’s largest virtual charter school management company , as president of academics, policy, and schools. ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ African Ed-Tech Incubator ’s First Class of Companies Step Into Market.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via Politico : “A complex legal battle involving dozens of debt collection companies fighting over contracts with the Education Department has essentially suspended the government’s ability to collect defaulted student loans , the Trump administration disclosed in a court filing on Monday night.” ” Nope, robots will not be doing this job of content moderation , as Facebook recently boasted at its developer conference. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” An op-ed in Techcrunch by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Blame bad applicant tracking for the soft skills shortage at your company.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots hate the Common Core. to 2020, to Reach $1.83 Education Politics.

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“These Universities Are Training the World’s Top Coders,” according to Fast Company , which claims the best “coders” (whatever the hell that means) come from the Russian Federation College, ITMO University (Russia), Sun Yat-sen Memorial Middle School (China), and Ho Chi Minh City University of Science (Vietnam). My bet is he joins the Trump administration; Edsurge thinks he’ll start a new company. “Could robots be marking your homework ?”

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

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The Internet did become more privatized, more commercialized around that date – 1991 – and thanks to companies like AOL, a version of it became more accessible to more people. Our Internet service providers today are likely telephone and TV companies.